One of the main reasons I love photographing is being able to work with wonderful humans, like Courtney. I met Courtney when I worked as a case manager in a community mental health agency back around 2013. She was working as a therapist when we met and I felt like we easily connected. Courtney was one of the important people in my life who inspired me to pursue a career in counseling. I’ve always admired her sense of humor, caring heart, intelligence and the way she advocates for herself and others. We continued to keep in touch and I’ve photographed her beautiful family over the years.
I’m not embarrassed to admit that I squealed with excitement throughout her maternity shoot. I absolutely love her family and their dog Luna! Documenting this maternity lifestyle session was a way of celebrating the strength and beauty of a mother’s body and anticipating the arrival of the sweet baby she’s about to meet. We are all excited to meet baby Jayne.